Does the budget bum you out? This will cheer you up.
Spare ten seconds to watch this prophetic piece of sketch comedy performed the night before the Federal Election took place. It features then Opposition Leader/current Prime Minister Tony Abbott looking directly into a camera, crossing his fingers behind his back and saying the following: “no cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to the ABC or SBS.”
The punchline could only be heard a few months later when the first federal budget under his leadership featured cuts of $43.5 million to the ABC and SBS over the next four years and a whopping $80 billion to health and education over the next decade.
Ha! Good one Tones! You really had us going there.